Women’s golf finishes 11th in Nanea Pac-12 Preview

Cougars wrap up last meet of fall season in Kailua Kona, Hawaii

JOHN SPELLMAN, Evergreen reporter

The WSU women’s golf team was the recipient of a trip to Kailua Kona, Hawaii, to escape some brisk weather in Pullman. However, they were not in Hawaii to vacation, but to compete in the Nanea Pac-12 Preview held at the Nanea Golf Club.

Despite the change in scenery, the Cougars were not able to find much consistency, leading to a challenging three days at the tournament hosted by University of Hawaii.

The Cougars were led by junior Marie Lund-Hanson, who set the pace for WSU as she shot a 72 (-1) in the final round for the Cougars to bring her overall score to a 222 (+3), putting her tied for 25th place at the end of the tournament.

Redshirt sophomore Emily Baumgart also had an impressive three rounds for the Cougars, going four shots over par in the final round to finish 225 (+6) in the tournament and tying her for 31st overall. WSU senior Madison Odiorne also held a strong showing in the tournament as she scored a 74 (+1) in the last round to finish tied for 45th on the final day.

As a team, the Cougars finished a combined 913 (+37), placing them 11th out of 12 teams. No. 14 University of Arizona took home the tournament title by shooting a combined 874 (-2) after three rounds, defeating the second place University of California, Berkeley, by one shot.

The conclusion of the Nanea Pac-12 Preview tournament also marks the finish to the fall section of the team’s season. The women’s golf team now gets a few months off from competition before they start back up in Feb. 24 and 25, when they will head to the Westbrook Invitational in Peoria, Arizona.